By Linda Hall • 27 November 2021 • 14:09
STRIKE THREAT: Bus drivers call for higher basic wage and better conditions
Photo credit: Comisiones Obreras Almeria
ALMERIA could soon find itself without buses if a threatened strike goes ahead.
Unless working conditions of 950 employees of 62 companies improve, they intend to stop work over 14 days between December 3 and January 10, revealed the Comisiones Obreras, UGT and CGT unions.
Under the Convenio Digno (Decent Agreement) banner, the drivers are calling for a higher basic salary, now fixed at just over €1,000. They also want time away from their homes to be accepted as part of the working day.
“Downtime hours are not reflected in our take-home pay,” the drivers argue.
If the strike goes ahead, the stoppages will affect metropolitan, inter-urban, inter-provincial and school buses.
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